The Father’s Day in Nepal is different from that in the Western World. The Nepali calendar is Lunar calendar so, the festival doesn’t fall on the same day on the calendar. It is also called Kushe Aaunshi. The details of the festival is presented in the following video. On the Father’s Day people feed their
Today is Krishna Janmastami – the birthday of Lord Krishna. Krishna is a mythical character who is known as a multi-facade personality. A the character explained in Hindu epic ‘Mahabharat’ is a naughty child. He used to steal things from neighbors and steal milk and yogurt from his home and neighbors. He had a lovely
On August 26, 2018 some people in Nepal wear ‘Janai’ – the sacred thread – hanging from the left shoulder. Other cut their hair and path to celebrate Janai Purnima or Rishi Tarpani or Raksha Bandhan. Most of the Hindu people wear a yellow thread – the ‘Raksha Bandhan’ thread – tied around the wrist
Bagh Bhairav festival or Baagh Bhairav Jatra is celebrated on the first day of Bhadra month of Nepali calendar in Kirtipur. On the festival, the Bagh Bhairav idol, especially made for the festival, is carried on the streets of Kritipur with music playing by the traditional bands. A lot of devotees follow the idol chanting
Nag Panchami is the festival to worship Nag – snake. The snakes are scary reptile as some of them are poisonous. The snakes that are referred as Nag are usually poisonous cobra snakes. The festival is celebrated to be safe from the snakes. The people in Kathmandu go to Taudaha Lake, Naagpokhari to worship the
Harishayani Ekadashi or Devashayani Ekadashi (हरिशयनी एकादशी / देवशयनी एकादशी) is a special Ekadashi in which Hindu people celebrate by worshiping God Vishnu (also called Hari). The day, Ekadashi, is a day day that comes every 15 days, and Harishayani Ekadashi is celebrated once every a year. According to legends, lord Vishnu goes the world
The first day of Shrawan month in Nepali calendar, popularly known as Shrawan Sakranti, is celebrated by the farming communities in Nepal. The whole Shrawan month is also considered the month of lord Shiva. Nepali women worship Lord Shiva and fast on every Mondays of the month. Luto Falne Shrawan is the month of rain.
Poet Bhanu Bhakta Acharya is the first poet who has written poem in the mother tongue. Although there were Nepali poets before Bhanu Bhakta, he was the first poet who became popular among the Nepali people at that time. At the time of Bhanu Bhakta, all the poets used to write in Sanskrit language. Sanskrit
A traditional festival of Nepal that falls on the 15 of the Nepali month Ashad is the festival of rice. On the day people eat beaten rice with yoghurt (called Dahi Chiura in Nepali). This festival has been officially recognized by the Nepal government in the year 2062 BS and was named the Dhan Diwas
Today, May 10, 2017 is the birthday of Buddha – celebrated as “Buddha Jayanti” in Nepal. Budhha, originally named Sidhartha Gautam was born in about 543 BC in Kapilvastu of Nepal. He taught people of non-violence and love to each other. UNESCO has listed Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautama Buddha, as a world heritage site.